Vocal Strain - What is it and How to Fix it

For aspiring singers and seasoned vocalists alike, hitting those high notes can be an exhilarating experience. However, it is not uncommon to encounter challenges while attempting to reach those lofty pitches. One of the most common obstacles faced by singers…

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Trouble with Neck Tension when you Sing??

I see this almost daily: singers who tighten their neck muscles in a misguided attempt to "brace for action". It's completely understandable since most times when we call upon other muscles in our bodies to perform for us, we tend…

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Choosing the Right Song


I’m a singing reality show fan. It started with American Idol when it first came out but now I watch whichever show happens to be on: The Voice, The X Factor, America’s Got Talent…. I’m not fussy. What I LOVE…

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Reckless Singing

I sat watching a grunge band perform last night. It was the first live performance I've watched in more than 18 months.

The music ranged from The Ramones to Nirvana to originals. Every single song was loud, high and intense…

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Seven Self-Tape Tips for Film and TV

In this new era of social distancing, auditioning for film and tv has never been easier or more challenging. Learning how to self-tape well can make the difference between setting you up for success or condemning you to failure…

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Voice Coaching For Transitioning Students

The voice is such an important factor in our perceptions of gender and Kelowna Voice Lab can help people who are in the process of transitioning from male to female or from female to male. KVL is an inclusive space…

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Virtual Green Screen Concert

With all live concerts cancelled in British Columbia this most unusual holiday season, we had to get creative at Kelowna Voice Lab and find a way for our vocal students and guitar students to have an opportunity to perform the…

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There is No Such Thing as "Tone Deaf"

No matter the style, the setting or the performer, pitch is something everyone struggles with from time to time.

There are many complicated definitions of pitch as it relates to sound frequency but at its simplest definition "pitch" is defined…

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Virtual Voice Lessons

These are strange times to be a professional vocal coach!

With the new COVID-19 social distancing regulations, it has become clear to me that in-person singing lessons in the studio are just not safe. Kelowna Voice Lab operates in a…

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I'm Learning... A self-talk habit to foster

Sometimes my voice students become great teachers to me. In fact, there is an old saying "if you want to learn how to do something well, teach it to someone else".

I am currently teaching vocal control and awareness to…

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Kelowna Voice Lab Welcomes Teacher Mark Wells!

Introducing Voice Teacher Mark Wells

Here are three big secrets to great singing:

1: Great singing feels amazing. 2: Great singing belongs to everyone. 3: You can unlock the full potential in your voice if you know where to place…

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